Researchers Find Patterns in Heart Rhythm Prediction

23 April 2009 (Last Updated April 23rd, 2009 18:30)

Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered that electrical activity during fibrillation is not, as previously thought, completely random – findings that could help in determining the cause of abnormal cardiac muscle rhythms. The researchers are conducting pioneerin

Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered that electrical activity during fibrillation is not, as previously thought, completely random – findings that could help in determining the cause of abnormal cardiac muscle rhythms.

The researchers are conducting pioneering research for predicting and preventing heart arrhythmias using high-productivity computing systems, the Healthcare IT News reports.

The cause of many chaotic disturbances can originate from spiral vortices (rotors). The seemingly chaotic disturbances are found to originate in many cases from organising centres in the form of spiral vortices, also called rotors.

The team will study computer simulations running mathematical modelling applications with electrical data collected from various modalities of the heart's chambers.

This study helps in understanding the abnormal rhythms originating in the cardiac muscle and in determining the underlying cause of the problem, says the Center for Arrhythmia Research.

By staff writer.